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Nevis maintenance supervisor Don Umthun expected to return the existing pier back to position this week, but windy conditions precluded the move. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Aging fishing piers in Nevis, Akeley scheduled to be replaced

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The Lake Belle Taine and 11th Crow Wing Lake public fishing piers will soon be replaced, the Nevis and Akeley councils learned this week.

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David Schotzko, DNR area supervisor for state parks and trails, said grants will fund the replacement of the existing 20+-year-old piers, but the timeline has not yet been determined.

The piers will be constructed at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater, but a backlog exists.

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